Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the recruitment and retention of healthcare workers from other countries a top priority for Canada’s immigration minister Friday. In a mandate letter to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Marco Mendicino, the Canadian prime minister described the COVID-19 pandemic as the most serious public health crisis the country has ever faced.
Canada has exempted certain temporary foreign workers crucial to the battle against coronavirus from having to give biometrics before arrival. The exemption applies to occupations in the following fields: Agricultural and agri-food Health-care Truck drivers Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a Temporary Public Policy to implement the change on June 5, 2020. “Temporary